3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2008 6:30 AM by PSA
PSA Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
I want to format a USB jump drive in Fat32 so that I can use it with a Archos 700 (a video recorder/player)
I used Disk Utility to format the USB Jump Drive as MS-Dos File System but my Archos could not "see" the Jump Drive. I also noticed that the Jump Drive showed up as Fat16 via "get info" on my iMac.
Any suggestions...?

iMac 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 1 GB Ram
  • 1. Re: Format USB Jump Drive as Fat32
    The Looby Level 4 Level 4 (1,285 points)
    PSA wrote:

    I used Disk Utility to format the USB Jump Drive as MS-Dos File System but my Archos could not "see" the Jump Drive. I also noticed that the Jump Drive showed up as Fat16 via "get info" on my iMac.


    I'm guessing that DiskUtility automatically selects FAT16 or FAT32 depending on the
    capacity of the drive. I've formatted large (320GB) HDDs as "MS-DOS File System" --
    and they come out FAT32.

    The only thing I can suggest is using a Windoze machine -- or BootCamp/VMware.

    ...I hate "friendly" software,

    Looby
  • 2. Re: Format USB Jump Drive as Fat32
    den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,900 points)
    Agree, although my Lexar 2GB formatted FAT32.

    Dennis
  • 3. Re: Format USB Jump Drive as Fat32
    PSA Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    I'll try to use my wife's Dell....I hate PC's....not even sure if I know how to turn it on...JK.....can anyone send my in the right direction of how to formate my USB Jump Drive on a PC...?...running Windows XP.....thx...